- This open letter to Facebook from MotherWise is being circulated widely on the giant social network, protesting Facebook’s censorship of anatomical drawings of women’s bodies while objectifying representations of the same body parts and other violations of the Terms of Service are allowed to stand.
- The Family Medicine Committee of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is preparing to drop training in reproductive care, like providing women with contraception and counseling them about unintended pregnancies, from the training requirements for residents in family medicine.
- In this interview, Australian GP Dr Deirdre Little tells the story of a case report she previously published in the British Medical Journal of a 16-year-old female patient who suffered premature menopause following the Gardasil vaccine.
- More and more experts question the wisdom of annual pelvic exams.
- A new study from the University of Oregon found that 17% of young women surveyed alter the frequency and/or schedule of their menstrual cycle “by deviating from the instructions of hormonal contraceptives, which include birth-control pills, vaginal contraceptive rings and transdermal contraceptive patches”. More than half of these women learned how to do this from non-medical sources, such as friends or family members.
- What is like to have endometriosis?
“I have a decent tolerance to pain. I’ve had a baby, I have tattoos, I’ve had dental surgery without anesthetic because I’m crazy like that. I’m pretty good at distancing myself from pain and carrying on with what I have to do in my daily life.
The pain of endometriosis is so intolerable I would rather get tattooed on my teeth while giving birth to triplets every day of the week than endure another second of the pain of endometriosis.”
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